MA Information Design
Full-time 12 months
Part-time 24 months
This programme is about user-centred communication design. A typical project may involve wayfinding, diagramming, complex page layouts, or digital media. You will gain the knowledge, experience and skills to become a highly articulate design practitioner.
We cultivate observation, evaluation, and analysis to support creative design. We are concerned with the way people interact with visually presented information and how design can best support the mental work that people do.
You are taught by departmental staff who cover theory, practice and evaluation of design. Visiting professionals and academics also contribute, and there are visits to leading information deign studios. You are mainly taught in small groups in an informal and relaxed environment.
Programme Content :
Practice of information design: you develop your practical abilities through projects that explore the design of complex material for different users. Projects cover a wide range of practical applications of information design, such as interaction design, wayshowing, complex typography, and editorial design.
Core module: you develop your knowledge and analytical skills through lectures, seminars, directed reading, and student presentations, looking at topics such as texts and readers, methods of enquiry in information design, prpfessional judgment and decision-making.
Dissertation: you choose a topic in consultaion with staff that focuses on an aspect of information design, leading to a written study of between 10.000 and 13,000 words.